My baby turns 13 today. Sigh. I guess he’s not a baby anymore. Sigh.
Although my Jared has never been one for birthday parties, he’s willing to make an exception for his 13th birthday. We have a tradition that when a child turns 13 they get a laser tag party. So, laser tag it is!
But not today.
We also have dear friends who will be out of town that we could not have a laser tag party without! So, the party is postponed for a week or two. No problem. I wasn’t exactly ready for it anyway. It’s been crazy around here…again.
I know I’ve mentioned that we love 4-H, but have I mentioned that as a 4-H parent AND a 4-H leader that there are a few times of the year that I love it just a little less. This past week was one of those times.
As part of their finished projects, the kids have to prepare and deliver a presentation to their club and then to a panel of judges at the county demonstration day. How is it that we all know the date back in September, yet every year most of us are gluing letters on our kids’ posters at midnight the night before Demonstrations Day while we force our bleary-eyed children to repeat their speech out loud just one more time? Did I mention that our children started creating these presentations back in January?
I honestly believe that there’s a worm hole in my house that shifts us forward in time without us knowing it. I’m certain of it.
Anyway, the entire club did an amazing job at Demonstration Day on Saturday. In fact, they did so well, that every single one of them qualified for the district competition in May. Well, everyone except our little Cloverbud. Cloverbuds can’t go to districts. She’ll be a junior next year. Then she gets to try to qualify for districts. She’ll do it. I’m positive. You know how I know? She has an awesome mom who stays up until silly hours of the morning, gluing pictures on posters and forcing her bleary-eyed child to repeat her speech just one more time. It’s so comforting to know that I’m not alone.
I pray you have a blessed week with less stress because you created a menu plan!
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Menu Plan for Week of 03/26/2012
Lunch of the week – Salads, wraps or leftovers
Fruit of the week – Apples, bananas, oranges, and strawberries
Monday – Lasagna, salad, and cake
Tuesday – Big salads, artisan bread
Wednesday – Teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs, smashed whites, salad
Thursday – Jared’s Cooking Lesson: Homemade pizza ( another week or so and he’ll be on his own with this one, too!)
Friday – Mexican chicken wraps
Saturday – Leftovers or sandwiches
Sunday – Roast chicken, halushki (cabbage and bow ties), steamed veggies, salad
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Grace and peace be yours in abundance,